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encourages

verb , present tense third-person singular of encourage

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1 to fill with courage or strength of purpose
  • a pep talk that encouraged the team to get out there and win
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3 to rouse to strong feeling or action
  • the movie's cheap special effects will not encourage audiences to sit on the edge of their seats but to roll in the aisles with laughter
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4 to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action
  • the pastor continues to encourage the couple to work out their problems in hopes of saving their marriage
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